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  • Full-Time Jobs Down 150K, Participation Rate Remains At 35 Year Lows, "No Job Market For Young Men"

    12/05/2014 8:44:55 AM PST · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12-5-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Survey was nowhere close to confirming the Establishment Survey data, suggesting jobs rose only by 4K from 147,283K to 147,287K, and furthermore, the breakdown was skewed fully in favor of Part-Time jobs, which rose by 77K while Full-Time jobs declined by 150K.
  • Biden: 'Businesses Are Hiring at Historic Rates'

    07/23/2014 10:41:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Wynton Hall
    Obama and Biden's efforts to cast a positive light on America's jobs outlook, however, may face headwinds with voters. As the New York Times noted, "In fact, part-time jobs accounted for two-thirds of all new jobs in June." What's more, economist Ben Casselman of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight states, "For the 49th time in 50 months, more jobseekers gave up looking than found work."
  • Part-Time Nation: A deceptive jobs report obscures the dark truth about the Obama economy.

    07/08/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/08/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    Last Thursday, an Obama-centric mainstream media trumpeted the creation of 288,000 jobs and the reduction in the unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent. Lost in the manufactured euphoria are the sobering details: America is well on its way to becoming a nation where millions of workers can only find part-time, lower-paying jobs. On the surface, the numbers are impressive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the aforementioned 288,000 jobs gain, while the household survey reported a gain of 407,000. Yet those numbers pale in comparison to the rise in the number of voluntary and involuntary part-time jobs,...
  • The Insiders: This month’s jobs headlines don’t tell the true story

    07/04/2014 6:03:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 | Ed Rogers
    The headline of today’s jobs report, that 288,000 jobs were created in the last month, is positive. At least, it is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. However, as with most economic reports these days, there is a veneer of good news — but when you look closer, the White House is using the positive headlines to hide the growing deterioration of the American workforce. Last month, 523,000 full-time jobs were lost, while 799,000 part-time jobs were added. Another way of looking at these numbers is that almost all of the 288,000 jobs created last...
  • Obamacare Kills More Health Plans for Workers

    01/23/2014 2:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Obamacare does not mandate healthcare coverage for part-time employees (defined as those working less than 30 hours a week). As a direct result, numerous retail stores including Trader Joe’s and Home Depot have already stopped offering healthcare plans to part-time workers. Today, Target, the second-largest U.S. discount retailer by sales with about 361,000 total employees last fiscal year, joined the list. Effective April 1, Target to Drop Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers. “You see a lot of retailers making adjustments in contemplation of the full effect of the employer mandate penalties in 2015,” Neil Trautwein, a lobbyist with the National...
  • More than 25M Americans Still Can't Get a Full-Time Job:

    10/23/2013 1:55:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PBS ^ | 10/23/2013 | Paul Solman and Simone Pathe
    Our "Solman Scale" measures the "U-7," adding to the officially unemployed part-timers looking for full-time work and "discouraged" workers -- everyone who didn't look for a job in the past week but says they want one. Not yeah! Not feh! But, as has been the usual response to most monthly jobs reports since the recovery began four years ago, more like meh. I'm collecting non-inspiring adjectives if anyone has others. Soft, tepid, meh. Others? RT @djheakin: This is an extremely flat report— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) October 22, 2013 That's one way to express the sentiment most frequently heard today about...
  • Jobs Report: Full-time Jobs Fell 560k, Part-time Jobs Increased 702k (NSA) In September

    10/22/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/22/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    More bad news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to HOUSEHOLD DATA, Table A-9. Selected employment indicators, Full-time Jobs fell 560k while Part-time Jobs increased 702k. According to the Non-seasonally adjusted data (NSA). bls19header ftptjon But if we used Seasonally adjusted data (SA), Full-time Jobs rose 691k while Part-time Jobs decreased 594k. So, its a matter of which do you trust. The Joker or Batman? black-ops-burger-flipper
  • Carl’s Jr. CEO Andrew Puzder Is Very Anti-Obamacare

    10/16/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    As the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, Andy Pudzer, CEO of conjoined fast-food chains Carl's Jr and Hardee's, went on Fox News to tell Megyn Kelly that President Obama is flat-out "wrong" in thinking that health-care reform has no widespread effect on the job market, claiming that employers, himself included, are overwhelmingly choosing to hire part-time employees to avoid paying for benefits. It's baffling that companies continue to admit their preference for hiring more part-time employees, rather than paying for health care for those working 40 hours a week. Here, Pudzer helpfully spells out his house rules. He tells...
  • Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

    09/11/2013 5:33:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Huffington Post | September 11, 2013
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  • The Disney/Obamacare story, and what's really driving employment in the theme park business

    10/03/2013 4:53:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Theme Park Insider ^ | 10/2/13 | Robert Niles
    The Walt Disney Company got some nice press around the Web today following the disclosure that it would promote more than 400 part-time employees to full-time status,a move that was attributed to new requirements under the U.S. federal Affordable Care Act (also known as the "Obamacare" law).... But changes in health care laws don't drive employers' decisions about adding or cutting hours nearly as much as one other factor does —how much money the company's making. If there's money on the table to be had, companies will add the workers and hours they need to collect it. If there's no...
  • Obamacare Is GREAT for My Business, but Awful for America: Bob Funk

    09/27/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 27 Sept 2013 | By Matt Nesto
    As the long-awaited debut of so-called Obamacare approaches, it should come as no surprise that the single largest piece of legislation ever written - that directly impacts one-sixth of the U.S. economy - is giving rise to lots and lots of unexpected outcomes, both positive and negative. - SNIP - ''We're trying to go to full time employment. We'd love to have people on 40 hours a week but the government is going in just the opposite direction," Funk says, noting that lower-waged hourly workers are particularly likely to see their shifts cut from 40 to 29 or 30 hours...
  • US Cities Cut Employees' Work Hours to Avoid Paying for Obamacare

    08/26/2013 7:31:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2013 | MELISSA BARNHART
    Local governments across the country are facing the dilemma of cutting part-time employees' work hours to below 30 hours a week to avoid paying the increasing cost of health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Even though the Obama administration has postponed, until January 2015, the employer mandate that requires all companies, school districts and municipalities to provide health care for employees who work 30 hours a week or more, or face a penalty of $2,000 to $3,000 per worker, many have decided to reduce their employees' work hours this year. In Middletown, N.J., for instance, Township Administrator Anthony...
  • Public sector cutting hours due to ObamaCare, too

    08/23/2013 8:14:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>It’s been quite a week for ObamaCare, and we’re not even to the end of it yet. First we find out that the White House missed half of the statutory deadlines in the bill and still has almost half of them left unaccomplished. Next, UPS canceled spousal coverage because of the ACA, which will save it $60 million in costs, and CNBC described how employees might start petitioning their bosses to drop health insurance in order to score taxpayer-funded subsidies. The AFL-CIO in Nevada finally discovered what a bad deal they’re getting, and Gallup confirmed that the more people know about ObamaCare, the less they like it.</p>
  • Reuters: Obamacare Is Destroying Economy & Creating Nation of Part-Time Workers

    08/20/2013 11:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama wanted to fundamentally change America. He is. The Obamacare law is already destroying full-time jobs in America. Democrats rammed through a law that will destroy at least 2 percent of all full-time jobs in America. We are already seeing jobs disappear. Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health...
  • Forever 21...but only working 29.5 hours weekly

    08/19/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/19/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While liberals were busy bemoaning the low wages of the minimally skilled hamburger flippers and other fast food employees, while Congress and the unions were busy exempting themselves from the Obamacare they pushed for,, another group of workers was falling victim to the Unaffordable Health Care Act. Shop girls. Sales clerks. Forever 21, the privately held fast fashion retailer teen aged girls just lo-o-ove, recently informed many full time employees that beginning Sunday, August 18 they were suddenly part time employees; their maximum working hours dropping to 29.5 hours a week. Obamacare's mandatory employer provided health insurance kicks in for...
  • U.S. schools face tough decisions on Obamacare benefits

    08/14/2013 5:20:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 14, 2013 | By Yasmeen Abutaleb
    Hit by years of budget cuts, some U.S. public school boards are looking to avoid providing health benefits to substitute teachers and supporting staff under President Barack Obama's reform law, education officials say. According to the law, employers will have to offer health coverage to all full-time employees, defined as those who work an average of 30 or more hours per week each month, or else pay a fine starting in 2015. In Indiana's Fort Wayne Community Schools district, one of the state's largest, administrators reduced hours for 610 of its 4,050 employees, including substitute teachers and support staff, who...
  • States Where It Is Hardest To Find Full-Time Work

    08/07/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 08/07/2013
    Source: Thinkstock As the nation continues to recover from the recession, not only is the unemployment rate down, but the underemployment rate — an important measure of the health of the job market — has been slowly declining as well.In 2012, 14.7% of all people in the workforce either had no job, were too discouraged to go looking, or were not working as much as they wanted. Through the 12 months ending mid-2013, this figure had fallen slightly to 14.3%. But in many states, underemployment remains persistently high. These are the states where it is hardest to find full-time work.Click...
  • Small Businesses Can't Avoid ObamaCare by Switching to Part-Time Workers

    08/05/2013 2:16:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Keeping in mind that, under ObamaCare, a “full-time” work week is only 30 hours, the SBA website provides an example: Company X has 40 full-time employees working 40 hours per week, along with 20 part-time employees working 15 hours per week. The 20 part-time employees are counted as 10 full-time equivalent employees. Company X has 50 full-time employees and is subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. The rules are a “problem for employers at the margin” of 50 full-time workers, said Edmund F. Haisimaier of the Heritage Foundation. In addition, the mandates include seasonal employees, so even if a...
  • Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth

    08/05/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Being on vacation last week meant that I missed the jobs report for July, which turned out to be as unremarkable as most of those in the four-plus years of the so-called economic recovery. The media reports I did catch while on the cruise focused mainly on the fact that the jobs added in July missed the expectations of analysts, and not on the fact that adding only 162,000 jobs meant another extension of stagnation, as the US economy needs ~150,000 jobs added each month just to tread water, thanks to population growth. That’s not even a decent maintenance number,...
  • Health-care law is tied to new caps on work hours for part-timers (WaPo)

    07/23/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | By Sandhya Somashekhar
    For Kevin Pace, the president’s health-care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut. Like many of his colleagues, the adjunct music professor at Northern Virginia Community College had managed to assemble a hefty course load despite his official status as a part-time employee. But his employer, the state, slashed his hours this spring to avoid a Jan. 1 requirement that all full-time workers for large employers be offered health insurance. The law defines “full time” as 30 hours a week or more. “We work so hard for so little pay,” he said. “You would...
  • WSJ: Restaurants are increasingly moving to part-time hiring

    07/15/2013 1:44:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    As I mentioned last week, even that most excellent of all grocery stores, Wegmans — much like many other businesses — is adjusting to the new costs of doing business directly imposed on them by ObamaCare, and is now preparing to nix their longtime practice of voluntarily offering health insurance options to part-time employees who work even just 20+ hours/week. In that same vein, the “Affordable” Care Act has made hiring part-time employees (i.e., those who work less than the 30 hours over which employers will be required to provide health insurance) over full-time employees an increasingly attractive option for...
  • For Fatburger and others, Obamacare delay came too late

    07/08/2013 3:54:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 8, 2013 | by Joe Pagliery
    Delaying the Obamacare employer mandate has simply put off rules business had already started adjusting to. Under the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50-plus full-time employees must start offering them health insurance or face stiff penalties. The employer mandate had been set to kick in January 2014, but was pushed back a year. Because a 30-hour work week counts as full-time under Obamacare, Fatburger fast-food restaurants had started cutting worker hours below that threshold, CEO Andy Wiederhorn said. Some Fatburger owners even began "job sharing" with other businesses, teaming up to share a higher number of employees all working fewer...
  • America's Job Recovery Is Only For Part-Timers

    07/06/2013 8:40:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | IBD Editorials
    IBD Editorials America's Job Recovery Is Only For Part-Timers Posted 07/05/2013 06:09 PM ET Employment: From the media to Wall Street, June's jobs report is being spun as a major positive, a sign the economy is getting back on track. Maybe the pundits should look at the actual numbers, which are abysmal. aclbfTo hear some of them, the 195,000 payroll jobs added for the month while the unemployment rate stayed at 7.6% were a big deal. One investment house called it a "very good report." Another termed it "solid." Really? Let's take a little closer look at the numbers. The...
  • A Different Look at Full-Time Employment

    02/21/2013 8:59:29 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 8 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | February 21, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    The Rise in Part Time Employment since the Great Recession- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -There are five categories among all nonagricultural workers who are officially counted as employed: government workers, private household and private industry workers, the self-employed and unpaid family workers. Among them there are three additional status classifications: those employed part time for economic reasons, part time for noneconomic reasons, and those employed full-time. An analysis of recent trends reveals that the number of part time workers is on the increase, while the number of full-time workers is on the decline.Before we begin, the aforementioned status classifications...
  • Now States Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Costs

    02/09/2013 11:14:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/13 | Joel Pollak
    The costs of Obamacare are not just hitting businesses this year--they are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, is about to limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare’s requirement that employers provide health insurance to those working 30 hours per week or more. The state cannot afford the $110 million annual cost of insurance. Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if...
  • Obamacare will make us a part time nation

    11/23/2012 2:14:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    There are already 8 million Americans working part time who want to work full time. It seems likely that number will skyrocket once Obamacare is implemented. An Obamacare supporter is as stupid as the Democrats who passed the legislation in the first place: ******** When my better half told me that her boss was thinking about cutting all full-time employees to part time in order to avoid the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act insurance requirements (for full-time employees), my initial response was, "Surely the federal government wouldn't have allowed such a blatantly obvious way of getting out of the...
  • Obamacare's price: Full-time jobs become part-time

    11/05/2012 5:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    If you are looking for a full-time job, prepare to be disappointed if President Obama wins re-election Tuesday. Since Obama was sworn into office in 2009, the number of Americans with full-time jobs has actually fallen by 370,000. The number of Americans with part-time jobs, by contrast, is up 1.5 million. Jobs are being created in the Obama economy, but they're not the type of jobs Americans can live on. And Obama's policies are clearly contributing to the shift. Last month, we noted that Darden Restaurants, the parent company of popular chains like Olive Garden and Red Lobster, stopped replacing...
  • Another Obamacare surprise

    10/22/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    Obamacare is a monumental house of horrors. Open a door and find another monster. Robert Samuelson opens the door on the law’s distinction between full-time and part-time workers. You think Obamacare might have something to do with suppressing the growth of full-time employment? Consider Samuelson’s observations.
  • Obama's Other 'Part-Time Foreign Policy Consultant' – NYT's Thomas Friedman – Mocks Israel,

    05/31/2011 6:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/31/11 | Matt Hadro
    NewsBusters previously reported that CNN's Fareed Zakaria had met with President Obama face-to-face to discuss foreign policy. Obama's other reported "source" of information on foreign policy, New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman, mocked Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday on CNN, and added that he should have dutifully obeyed the demands Obama outlined in his recent Mideast speech. According to a May 11 New York Times article, Friedman was one of two foreign policy journalists "sounded out" by President Obama for information on foreign affairs. The other, CNN's Fareed Zakaria, has previously criticized Israel's prime minister for not...
  • Charting America's Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society (The part-timeization of America)

    12/14/2010 7:30:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/14/2010 | Tyler Durden
    It is surprising that over the past several years very little has been said in the popular media about the fact that America is slowly (but surely) transforming from a full-time to part-time employed society. And while much has been said about the temporary and now past impact of census hiring, and government jobs on the workforce, there are still few mentions in mainstream media that since the depression started in December 2007, America has lost 10.5 million full time jobs, offset by a 2.8 million increase in part time jobs. Two recent mentions of this extremely troubling phenomenon were...
  • Part-time workers make up nearly a third of UK workforce

    10/13/2010 10:12:34 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/13/10 | Louisa Peacock, Jobs Editor
    The number of people working part-time hours rose by 143,000 in the three months to August to reach 7.96m, the highest figure since comparable records began in 1992, the figures by the Office for National Statistics have revealed. Part-time working accounted for 27.3pc of total employment, with the number of people in working rising by 178,000 on the quarter to 29.16m. A record 1.14m employees and self-employed people were working part-time because they could not find a full job, up 65,000 on the quarter, the ONS said.
  • Is any work better than no work? Not for unemployment benefits

    03/30/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 28 replies · 1,477+ views
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo ^ | Ron Scherer | 03/29/10
    New York – Roberta Hanson of North Haven, Conn., had been searching for work for 22 months when she landed a part-time job weekend afternoons and nights for a nearby municipal parks and recreation department. But now Ms. Hanson rues the day she took that work. Why? The Connecticut Department of Labor used her negligible earnings in her part-time job as the new baseline for Hanson's unemployment benefits. She went from receiving $483 a week to getting nothing. "Afterwards, unofficially, they said I shouldn’t have taken the job," Hanson says. It's a twist in the law that may affect thousands...
  • Gains in Temporary Help Flattens Out Unemployment Numbers

    12/04/2009 6:41:19 AM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies · 582+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 12/4/09 | Robert Wenzel
    The unemployment rate edged down slightly to 10.0 percent in November from 10.2 percent in October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. There was only a net job loss of 11,000 in October. In the prior 3 months, payroll job losses had averaged 135,000 a month. The flatenning of the unemployment can largely attributed to gains in the number of temp workers. Employment in professional and business services rose by 86,000 in November.Temporary help services accounted for the majority of the increase, adding 52,000 jobs. Since July, temporary help services employment has risen by 117,000. Employers using temp services...
  • Group Seeks To Scratch Plan For Part-Time California Legislature

    09/29/2009 10:33:12 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 29, 2009
    September 29, 2009 Group Seeks To Scratch Plan For Part-Time California Legislature Steve Wiegand Sep. 29, 2009 Once upon a time - when new Volkswagen Beetles cost $1,825 and were fueled by 34-cent-a-gallon gasoline - California's legislators were part-time workers. That was 43 years ago. In November 1966, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gave legislators full-time positions. And nowadays, it seems, they never go home. In 2007, the Legislature met virtually the entire year, anchored in Sacramento by a regular session, a protracted budget fight and special sessions on water and health care. In 2008, lawmakers were in...
  • The ‘part-timezation’ of America

    06/09/2009 6:01:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 759+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 6/9/2009 | Izabella Kaminska
    David Rosenberg at Gluskin Sheff flagged a different way of looking at US unemployment figures on Monday; rather than noting the slowing rise in unemployment, he pointed in the direction of the number of people employed part-time and average hours worked. In which case the two following trends can be observed: The part-timezation effect of slowing wage growth and declining hours has had one major impact on corporate America, says Rosenberg: a decreasing wage bill. Unfortunately, this comes at the expense of personal income and aggregate demand, which are needed to grow top-line revenues. What it equals — in no...
  • CA: Recall Advocates Fight For Fair Districts and Part-Time Government

    11/10/2004 1:14:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 461+ views
    Sacramento Union ^ | 11/10/04 | Ryan Rose
    Conservative groups are out to take back California with two petitions demanding “fair districts” and a part-time legislature. All they need are signatures—more than 600,000 of them, per petition. Nevertheless, leaders of the most recent movement say they will succeed where several previous petition drives failed. Leading the group is Ted Costa, who said the group has 100,000 signatures for their redistricting initiative. Costa and his group, People’s Advocate, submitted paperwork for their petitions in October. Costa, a veteran of the gubernatorial recall, started accepting signatures after the Nov. 2 election. The petitioning group had previously submitted paperwork for the...
  • CA: Governor won't push for part-time Legislature ballot issue

    08/10/2004 8:47:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 279+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/10/04 | Deborah Baker -AP
    SANTA FE (AP) - New Mexico has part-time lawmakers and driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, but California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's visit didn't convince him of the wisdom of either. Schwarzenegger, further distancing himself from the idea he first floated in the spring, said Tuesday the notion of a part-time California Legislature needs much more study and he has no plans to try to get it on the ballot. The California governor also said while the driver's license debate could be resolved in the current legislative session, security concerns remain a stumbling block. And Schwarzenegger said he still hasn't made up...
  • CA: Costa takes aim at Legislature (part-time legislature / FairDistricts.com)

    08/05/2004 10:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/5/04 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Ted Costa, one of the orchestrators of California's successful recall election last fall, now wants to ask voters to knock the state Legislature down to part-time status. It is a notion that has circulated around the Capitol a lot lately and even has been mentioned by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the throes of his frustration with lawmakers during the state budget impasse. Costa is proposing a constitutional change to cut the legislative year by half, with lawmakers meeting for 90 days between January and the end of June. "The legislators (would) have more time to spend in their districts, and...
  • Sac Bee Editorial: Part-time Legislature? - Only the 'special interests' stand to gain

    08/01/2004 9:21:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 307+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/1/04 | Op/Ed
    Knowledge is power and that is especially true in politics. Therein lies the danger to California if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger follows through with threats to turn the state Legislature into an underpaid "part-time" body. Blaming legislators (Democrats publicly, both parties privately) and not his own budget giveaway deals for delaying this year's spending plan, Schwarzenegger spokesman Rob Stutzman has told the Los Angeles Times that the governor may seek revenge. That would come in the form of a special election next year. This election may or may not seek constitutional changes to shrink the legislative calendar to a part-time status,...
  • CA: Part-time politics

    04/09/2004 11:16:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 124+ views
    OC Register ^ | 4/9/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has come up with the best reform proposal we've heard in years: return to a part-time Legislature. In 1966, the state switched to a full-time Legislature, supposedly because our state was so complex it needed the full-time attention of politicians.</p>
  • CA: Payroll's picture is distorted

    04/08/2004 9:40:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 231+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/8/04 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, lounging in Hawaii on spring break with his wife and kids, tells a reporter that state lawmakers should follow his lead and take more time off. The Legislature, he says, "doesn't have enough to do." Their full-time status in Sacramento simply gives them too much time to make mischief.</p>
  • Schwarzenegger wants part-time Legislature

    04/07/2004 8:38:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 162+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/7/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - State lawmakers should work part time so they would be more productive and less likely to write "strange bills," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told a reporter during a family vacation in Hawaii.</p> <p>"I want to make the Legislature a part-time Legislature," he said Tuesday. "Spending so much time in Sacramento, without anything to do, then out of that comes strange bills.</p>
  • KABC Talk Radio: Joe Crummey Live with the Latest on the Grocery Store Lock-out/Strike

    12/17/2003 6:25:34 PM PST · by bd476 · 5 replies · 313+ views
    Talk Radio 790 KABC-AM ^ | December 17, 2003
    Conservative Talk Show host Joe Crummey is taking calls concerning the latest news about the grocery store lock-out and strike. Union officials were in Los Angeles yesterday to discuss current negotiations. Joe Crummey believes the grocery store strikers are being misled by their Union. He suggests that workers re-read their contract. Page 12 of their contract says that workers get $4.04 (company paid insurance benefit per hour) for every hour they work. Mentions also that civil disobedience has now been suggested by a sympathetic union supporter.
  • CA: Part-time Legislature in California's future? (Ted Costa)

    12/08/2003 10:02:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 236+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/8/03 | Op/Ed
    <p>If the Legislature doesn't shape up and enact sensible budget and other reforms, what next can be done? Maybe return to a part-time Legislature such as the state had until the 1960s.</p> <p>The part-time idea is being advanced by Ted Costa, CEO of People's Advocate, the Sacramento- based activist group that spearheaded the recall of former Gov. Gray Davis.</p>